Farmington, NM


Highest Appreciating Farmington Neighborhoods Since 2000

Farmington, NM Real Estate Data

Farmington Housing Market Information

With a population of 42,871, 15,255 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $172,134, Farmington real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Farmington, accounting for 64.44% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Farmington include mobile homes or trailers ( 16.98%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.86%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 6.99%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Farmington. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 66.68% of Farmington's homes, and 65.69% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Farmington built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Farmington built between 1940-1969 ( 29.69%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 14.73%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Farmington. Fully 12.92% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Farmington homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Farmington real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Farmington Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Farmington's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging 0.11% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Farmington that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Farmington real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Farmington appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.01%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 74.37% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Farmington. Farmington appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.72%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 7.07%.

Relative to New Mexico, our data show that Farmington's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in New Mexico.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Farmington differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Farmington - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Farmington real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Farmington, NM HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,016,000 0.3
$762,001 - $1,016,000 0.3
$508,001 - $762,000 1.9
$406,001 - $508,000 2.1
$305,001 - $406,000 8.6
$203,001 - $305,000 22.5
$101,001 - $203,000 38.4
$51,001 - $101,000 11.6
$0 - $51,000 14.1

High for NM
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
41.9687298705862 23.2758620689655

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,067 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 66.68
Renters 33.32
Vacant 12.92

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Farmington HOMES
2000 or Newer 14.7
1970 - 1999 55.2
1940 - 1969 29.7
1939 or Older 0.4

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Farmington HOMES
Single-Family 64.4
Townhomes 2.5
Small Apt. Buildings 8.9
Apt. Complexes 7.0
Mobile Homes 17.0
Other 0.2

Home Size

SIZE OF Farmington HOMES
No Bedroom 2.41
1 Bedroom 7.33
2 Bedrooms 21.30
3 Bedrooms 51.29
4 Bedrooms 14.41
5 or more bedrooms 3.27

Farmington Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q2 - 2016 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q3
61.83% 2.87% 7 8
* 10 is highest